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I Was Married to a Sociopath

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 70 People

    Confronting His Sociopathy Is The Most Terrifying Thing I've Done

    I was introduced to my ex through a mutual friend who sang his praises about how he was the "smartest guy he knew." They'd attended a top law school together a decade before. Almost immediately after we met he began to woo me. It was all very romantic....dinners, handwritten...
    nylonfemme76 nylonfemme76 31-35 4 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    Do I Know What Happend?

    No. Can I explain it? No. Am I glad that the nightmare is finally over? abso-freaking-lutely! I met my husband, we're separated now, 6 years ago. I was 21, and just out of a terrible relationship with someone that was also probably a sociopath, but that's another story. We dated...
    fallingwthgrace fallingwthgrace 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    Help

    i am mother of 4 wonderful kids although severly messed up as a direct result of their father my soon hopefully to be x husband molesting and raping them for years I never seen this it totally came out over time and i mean in tiny little increments now here is where i am and...
    michellelangmack michellelangmack 31-35 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    Married To A Sociopath

    I am now married to a sociopath, I am lied to about everything including the air he breaths...I found out he has 2 children and doesnt even see them..I had no idea!...I have been with him for almost 3 years..at first eveything was great...then i would see a lie or two ignore it...
    deana34 deana34 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    The Federal Agent Sociopath

    I met him when I was 17. We dated for 5 years before we were married. When I think back on it, he lied alot then. He also would be missing and I could not find him some days without explaination. After marriage, we had fun. I found him lying for no reason, but i figured, no harm...
    emerald64 emerald64 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Finally Free!!!!!

    I was married to a sociopath for ten long years! I was only nineteen when I fell in love with my now ex husband. I became pregnant almost right away, too soon for me to realize what  he really was. On top of his personality disorder he also had a drug addiction which his...
    rosalielac rosalielac 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2010

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    I was married to a sociopath in 2010.

    We stayed together for 3 years. It was the most miserable time of my life. I successfully divorced her (yes a female socio) this year. The last time I saw her was at our court date and she did an unbelievable number to my head. After realizing what I was dealing with, I did a...
    drwho4 drwho4 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    The 10-year Nightmare: Married To A Sociopathic Woman

    I am finally divorcing my wife of nearly 11 years. I started the process last summer and she refuses to agree or settle. For the entire time I was married to her, I tried desperately to make things better and figure out what the problem was in my marriage. The low point, and...
    dukearthur2011 dukearthur2011 36-40 16 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    My Sociopathic Former Husband

    For twenty years I convinced myself that he was just too smart for feelings or emotion. I convinced myself the masquerade that the world saw was real. Everyone thought he was brilliant, funny and charming, so why was he so cold to me? There was only one truth, it must be me. For...
    residueoflife residueoflife 46-50 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 17 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    Actually I still am married to a sociopath.

    I have prayed and hoped that she would somehow change, but I know that isn't going to happen. I have to save myself. She has been having an on going affair for quite some time. I have digital recording of her talking to one of her girlfriends about, and she of course denies...
    john83815 john83815 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    i have just found out my husband is a sociopath

    i am worried and scarred i always thought he was just a cofused man after his awful childhood but the past year has been so awful lying by saying he has cancer going away to say been admitted cancer ward but not telling me where intercepting my bank accounts and stealing and...
    tenovus tenovus 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    jjb6560 jjb6560 46-50, M Aug 27

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    I actually liked the fountain head. The characters are very one sided and the book more or less qualifies as propaganda; but I thought it was interesting to read. The story, as...
    Based4ever Based4ever 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    My childhood best friend is a girl I met my first day in kindergarten. I will call her Jennifer. Jennifer lived around the corner from me and we played together all the time. As we...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Is this that one who said make money in usa and keep it and dont help fix anything unless you toss left overs out in the trash for homeless beggars to find ????
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 27

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    I wish i could meet the right girl. sometimes it drives me crazy *ughh**
    bluegears990 bluegears990 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My parents filed for divorce about a month ago. My grandma has been abused and is unhappy in her marriage. My aunt divorced when I was young. My other aunt was beaten by her...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My MM & I have been together for almost 3 years. We dated in high school & college but parted ways & had not spoken to each other for 23 years until he contacted me on Facebook...
    Gossipgirl1408 Gossipgirl1408 41-45, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I was around 4 years old, my biological parents began to abuse me for no reason. They called me a devil's child and use to torture and starve me. I remembered they use to tie...
    Lucas14 Lucas14 18-21, M Sep 6

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    When I was around 4 years old, my biological parents began to abuse me for no reason. They called me a devil's child and use to torture and starve me. I remembered they use to tie...
    Lucas14 Lucas14 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    so he told me he was married just to get me trust him i found out it wasn't true, because of a lot of things, why i'm i so unlucky
    8hugs 8hugs 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    So, today I started being a sociopath. I did not set out to start being one; I accepted that I was one last night, and it just kicked in immediately. I did not need to think...
    sosheyo sosheyo 41-45, F Aug 19

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    I have been diagnosed as having different mental problems, but I believe that I am actually a sociopath: so good at it, that I was able to hide it from shrinks and therapists, and...
    sosheyo sosheyo 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    George W. I met him June 9, 2013, and I wish I hadn't. Each boyfriend I had previously in my adult life was some kind of control freak. At worst, I dated one guy, on and off, for a...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Sep 4

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    17, sociopathic, as the title says. I didn't really have a title for myself until a while ago, because I always felt I didn't need a title like that. My mom constantly brands me...
    Ethan57 Ethan57 16-17, M Aug 26

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    17, sociopathic, as the title says. I didn't really have a title for myself until a while ago, because I always felt I didn't need a title like that. My mom constantly brands me...
    Ethan57 Ethan57 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    It had never crossed my mind until I picked up this book called "The Sociopath Next Door." It talked a lot about how sociopaths lie, cheat, steal, etc. to get what they want...
    smokingweedwithparishilton smokingweedwithparishilton 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think my friend and room mate is a Sociopath. I have known her at a distance for roughly 4 years, and we (my boyfriend included) have lived together for about 6 months. So lets...
    allyjayx allyjayx 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    After Leigh told us that her MM had passed away and how she hoped he had cleared his phone...and foreverwanting more shared that her OM's GF found pitures in his phone resulting in...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I suppose this is as good as a place as any to write about this. I'm not exactly sure how to say this, so it'll be long and rambly. Really long. I'll probably need to work my way...
    Cirieneve Cirieneve 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well I might have a story a sociopath might like to hear. I am a high functioning schizo-affective who loves a sociopath. For those who don't know a schizo-affective has the...
    schizoguy schizoguy 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want advice. I don't know if I'm a sociopath or not. I seem to meet the criteria but I don't quite understand. I have been an extremely manipulative person ever since my first...
    JoeVan JoeVan 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 4

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    Since young I've always thought I was different from the others from the way I think and feel. What seems perfectly logical to me brought looks of horror from other children and...
    itinh itinh 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I have never been clinically diagnosed as a 'sociopath' but as the days go on, I can see more and more traits that are very similar to one. I admire sociopaths too; their intellect...
    TheWolfInSheepsClothing TheWolfInSheepsClothing 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    HEY! What kind of Sociopath talks about suicide? Pride people. Pride. We have no guilt. We have no shame. Hell we have no happy or sad either. We use people to feed out egos...
    AshTheShade AshTheShade 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    And I love it. I love the arguments, because love follows, I love the funny moments of early morning clumsiness, because love follows, I love the hours of silent treatment, then...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 12 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am bored. It's exhausting nowadays to fake interest in people who are convinced in our nonexistent friendship. I'm getting tired of having to pretend, so I'm here on this website...
    myahpaden46 myahpaden46 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I received my diagnosis in my senior year of high school. I always knew I was different; and that I felt that being sociopathic was a gift. I succeed because I don't feel empathy...
    whentheyscream whentheyscream 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I find it endlessly entertaining that every idiot with a working search engine tries to challenge my diagnosis. Does your name end in MD? No? Then you giving me a diagnosis or...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Does anyone else have blood lust? I know that it's not a solid trait in sociopaths, in fact it's quite uncommon, but I do have desire to cause physical harm. If anyone else has it...
    Patrikios Patrikios 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Apparently it's bad that I don't feel sorry or sorrow for things I've done, or traffic stuff that has happened. I'm no sociopath but I don't feel sad about anything I look for the...
    iamonamission iamonamission 16-17, M Aug 21

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    I don't think I'm extremely antisocial. Only reason I would ever get violent is when provoked...I'm a laid back type of guy. I have occasional sadistic streaks. I don't consider...
    EpikEcko EpikEcko 18-21 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Do you find as a sociopath that you are pansexual or close to it? I myself am pansexual. I have types I may prefer, but basically I could desire anyone of any shape, race, sex...
    Reoka Reoka 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 27

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    So been reading some of these post and seems to be a lot of people bored suicide blah blah blah... I'm pretty sure I'm a sociopath and an above average one at that and yes I am...
    Justme2387 Justme2387 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    What really annoys me is when someone finds out what I am, they automatically think they know everything about me and how my mind works. The biggest mistake you just made is...
    TheBlackQueen TheBlackQueen 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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